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Crops evolved 10 millennia earlier than thought

Ancient hunter-gatherers began to systemically affect the evolution of crops up to thirty thousand years ago – around ten millennia before experts previously thought – according to new research by the University of Warwick.

dateOct 23, 2017 in Biotechnology
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The birth of a new protein

A yeast protein that evolved from scratch can fold into a three-dimensional shape—contrary to the general understanding of young proteins—according to new research led by the University of Arizona.

dateOct 20, 2017 in Biochemistry
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Water striders illustrate evolutionary processes

How do new species arise and diversify in nature? Natural selection offers an explanation, but the genetic and environmental conditions behind this mechanism are still poorly understood. A team led by Abderrahman Khila at ...

dateOct 19, 2017 in Evolution
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Improving gene delivery methods

Scientists in China are exploring new ways to treat cancer using gene therapy. We find out how their work inspired this beautiful and intricate design on the cover of Polymer Chemistry.

dateOct 19, 2017 in Polymers
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